Ernest K. Contompasis accepts the gavel as new master of St. George's Lodge 6, Free and Accepted Masons, in January 1969. From left are Elmer J. Kidder, new senior warden; Harry Spodak, new junior warden; and Donald Pfeiffer, past master.
Some people put away their formal clothing on New Year’s Day.
Others keep top hats and tuxedos ready for other January events. The first days of a new year are often times when groups and societies install and introduce new personnel.
Some people dressed informally for their inductions — but these men and women all seemed glad to be part of their groups during the first days of 1969.